William Ögmundson The River of Calm

William Ögmundson is an award-winning and EMMY-nominated composer and lyricist, and a classically-trained solo pianist with nine albums to his credit and over 40,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

William began performing at the age of 5, and went on to win numerous piano competitions. He was selected to be the featured pianist for the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra on four separate occasions. William has performed at venues throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East including the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where he was honored to have been the organist for a Sunday morning mass. His music is played on numerous radio stations, including Whisperings Solo Piano RadioEnlightened Piano RadioOne World Music RadioContemplative Classical and numerous airlines. To watch a music video from his new album "La Vie en Couleurs" click here.

As a EMMY-nominated composer and lyricist, William has written numerous musical scores for the stage as well as for television. William co-wrote a lullaby with Tomie dePaola for his beloved children's story character, Strega Nona, which appears in the book The Magic of Strega Nona. "Pollyanna", a musical that he wrote with Trish Lindberg was published in 2011 by Dramatic Publishing.  He co-wrote (with Tom Dunn of Alchemist's Workshop), "Georgia O'Keeffe Paints Paradise"for which he won Best Musical Score in the New York Theater Festival, was performed at the Hudson Guild Theater in 2019 in NYC.  "The Lending Doll", another show that he co-wrote with Tom Dunn will be presented at the New York Theater Festival in February 2020.  

His solo piano album "Simple Gifts" garnered many positive reviews, was nominated by Piano Whisperings Solo Piano Radio for Album of the Year, and was #2 in the November 2018 chart for Enlightened Piano Radio. In the words of Steve Sheppard of One World Music "...his style, and it has to be said, is utter genius here, was beyond anything I had heard for quite some time...masterfully performed and produced, a real winner of an album.

" In her review for mainlypiano.com, Kathy Parsons said “The music is melodic, very expressive and beautifully played.” To read her full review, click here. His newest solo piano album "La Vie en Couleurs" has quickly become his most popular album to date!  To listen and/or buy the album, click here.

William resides in New London, New Hampshire with his wife and three children.


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